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Head and Neck Injuries in Gymnasts

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Head and neck injuries in gymnasts are less common than injuries to the low back or extremities, but the possibility of catastrophic injury and complex nature of treatment makes this a crucial aspect of medical care. Prompt identification, up-to-date management, and knowledge of evolving treatment guidelines are of paramount importance in concussion and cervical spine injury to expedite recovery and return to play. Head and neck injuries in the gymnast may often be complex and multifactorial and must be treated with an interdisciplinary team through a biopsychosocial lens.

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  • Concussion
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  • Transient quadriparesis

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Eng, C., Makovitch, S. (2020). Head and Neck Injuries in Gymnasts. In: Sweeney, E. (eds) Gymnastics Medicine. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26288-4_7

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